The representation of mental health issues (specifically anxiety and depression) are a huge part of the Evie Cappelli series. The very first scene is Evie preparing to leave an in-patient facility, three months after a failed suicide attempt. Throughout the entire series, she struggles not only with the outside influences trying to destroy her, but… Continue reading Mental Health and the Evie Cappelli series
Black boots continued his work at the table. A few feet away, I spied the shards of a broken bottle. If I could reach one of the larger pieces, maybe I’d be able to cut myself free. Getting to it without drawing his attention was another matter. The instant I tried to inch my… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 26 CONCLUSION
Are you excited? I am. Book 2 in the Evie Cappelli series will be out this fall. I can't tell you how much I love this book. In it, you'll really get to see Evie grow, both in her magical ability, and in her relationships with other people and herself. Nearly a year after her… Continue reading Cover Reveal!
I did as Mother instructed, sinking low into the seat where I’d be out of sight. All I could see was a robin hopping on a branch in the canopy of trees surrounding the farmhouse. My neck grew stiff. The car was like an oven, even with the windows open. Not a single breath of… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 25
Friday was...interesting. Some of you may have noticed a mad scramble as I tried to track down any posted images of THE SPIDER'S WEB. Some of you may not. It all started with Twitter. Well, with a blog post, really. Not mine. You see, last Friday an interview I did with Dianna L. Gunn on her… Continue reading An apology, a cover, and a really long Twitter thread
Mrs. Hughes pounded away at the keys of her typewriter, as if attempting to drown out the raised voices coming from Detective Reiss's office. She wasn't entirely successful. "If you do this, you're doing it on your own time!" the detective shouted. "These allegations are ridiculous. I will not have some upstart woman poking around… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 24
We have all been there. You think you're a shoe in for the job, but you don't even get a call back. You send out the best query letter of your life, but the agent just sends back a form rejection. You get a book deal, only to have the publisher back out. The common… Continue reading #MHMon: Staying Motivated Through Rejection
Hey guys, no blog for a couple of days. I moved over the weekend and I have symposium next weekend, so I'm a little overbooked at the moment. I'll try to schedule a couple chapters of Dru Faust for you, but I'm not sure if I'll have the chance. I'll be back in May with… Continue reading Moving
That's right! Work has begun on the second Evie Cappelli book, which will be out later this year. I can't divulge too much yet, but here's a little preview, in the form of a novel aesthetic: 10 points if you can guess where this book is set (hint: it's not Montreal this time). For more… Continue reading The Ferrymen Teaser!
Since this is our first official Mental Health Monday, I thought I'd start of pretty light. The following is a list of things you really, really shouldn't say to a loved one if they suffer from mental illness or mental health issues. "It's all in your head." "Everyone faces challenges. Just deal with it." "You should… Continue reading #MHMon 9 Things to NEVER Say to Someone with Mental Illness (and what to say instead)